Shamita Shetty

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Shamita Shetty
Shamita Shetty graces the red carpet of Lakme Fashion Week 2018 (08) (cropped).jpg
Shetty at Lakme Fashion Week in 2018.
Born (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 40) [1] [2]
Occupation Actress, Model, Interior designer
Years active
  • 2000 – 2011
  • 2015 - Present
Parent(s)Surendra Shetty (father)
Sunanda Shetty (mother)
Relatives Shilpa Shetty (sister)

Shamita Shetty [3] (born 2 February 1979) [1] [2] is an Indian Bollywood actress and interior designer. She made her debut with the blockbuster Mohabbatein in 2000. Her portrayal of Ishika earned her the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the year.  She featured in a couple of movies later, and her notable work includes Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), Zeher (2005) , Bewafa (2005) and Cash (2007). She was a contestant in the reality show, Bigg Boss in 2009. [4] She participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2019 and became one of the finalists. [5]

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Bollywood Hindi language film industry

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A blockbuster is a work of entertainment – especially a feature film, but also other media – that is highly popular and financially successful. The term has also come to refer to any large-budget production intended for "blockbuster" status, aimed at mass markets with associated merchandising, sometimes on a scale that meant the financial fortunes of a film studio or a distributor could depend on it.


Early Life

Shamita Shetty was born in a tuluva Bunt family, in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her father Surendra and her mother, Sunanda are both manufacturers of tamper-proof water caps in the pharmaceutical industry. She is the sister of actress Shilpa Shetty.

Bunt are a community from Karnataka India. They traditionally inhabit the coastal districts of Karnataka and considered to have been the ruling military class and administrative elite landed gentry of the cultural region of Tulu Nadu, the Bunts today are a largely urbanised community.

Manufacturing industrial activity producing goods for sale using labor and machines

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Shilpa Shetty Indian film actress

Shilpa Shetty, also known by her married name Shilpa Shetty Kundra, is an Indian actress, businesswoman, producer, model and writer. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil language films. One of the most popular actresses of Indian cinema, Shetty is the recipient of numerous accolades, including four Filmfare Award nominations.

After completing her degree in Commerce from Sydenham college, Shamita did a fashion designing diploma from SNDT college Mumbai. After this, she started her internship with ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, but Manish saw a spark in her and suggested to prep her for her acting career. In 2011, Shamita decided to follow her passion in Interior design [6] and did her first solo project by designing Royalty, [7] a club in Mumbai. Later, her love for interior design pushed her to do a diploma from Central Saint Martins and Inchbald School of Design in London.

Mumbai Megacity in Maharashtra, India

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Manish Malhotra fashion designer

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She made her film debut in 2000 with the Yash Raj Films movie Mohabbatein , which was directed by Aditya Chopra. Her portrayal of Ishika earned her the 2001 IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female [8] . Soon after, she gave the best dance numbers to Bollywood, including "Sharara Sharara" in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2001) and "Chori Pe Chori" in Saathiya (2002), to getting appreciated for her acting in the film Zeher (2005), where she was nominated as the Star of the Year - Female at Stardust awards (2006). She worked once with her sister Shilpa Shetty in Fareb . She has also been part of multi-star-cast projects like Cash (2007) and Bewafa (2005). Alongside her acting career, [9] she decided to focus on her other love, i.e. Interior designing. She designed Royalty (a club in Mumbai), Chandigarh Iosis spa (Won best interior award at Asia spa awards) and few other properties abroad. She has a registered company called "Golden Leaf interiors" [7]  

Yash Raj Films Indian entertainment company

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<i>Mohabbatein</i> 2000 film by Aditya Chopra

Mohabbatein is a 2000 Indian musical romantic film directed by Aditya Chopra. It was Chopra's second directorial venture after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and was filmed in India and the United Kingdom. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jugal Hansraj, Shamita Shetty, Kim Sharma, Preeti Jhangiani and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. The film's soundtrack was composed by Jatin-Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. The film is notable for being the first time that Bachchan and Khan appeared on-screen together.

Aditya Chopra Indian film director and producer

Aditya Chopra is an Indian filmmaker. His work as a director includes Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Befikre (2016).

Her passion for the entertainment industry kept drawing her back and she returned with a reality show Bigg Boss , [10] internationally known as Big Brother  on Indian television. She opted out of the show for her sister Shilpa Shetty's wedding [11] . She was out of the show on 14 November 2009 (day 41) after staying for 6 weeks and was the only contestant who wasn't nominated even once during her stay in the Bigg Boss house. Soon after, she appeared on the Indian version of Dancing with the stars  Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa . [12] Recently she did the web series Yo Ke Hua Bro, [13] streaming on Voot [14] on Viacom 18 digital platform. It is directed by Suparn Verma, and also stars a talented bunch of actors like Aparshakti Khurana, Gaurav Pandey and Ridhima Pandit.

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<i>Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa</i> television series

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Shamita endorsed Pantene [15] along with Shilpa Shetty for a year. Over the years, She has been associated with brands like Aldo [16] , Audi [17] , IIJAS Jewellery exhibition [18] to name a few.

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Aldo Group

The Aldo Group is a Canadian retailer that owns and operates a worldwide chain of shoe and accessories stores. The company was founded by Aldo Bensadoun in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Quebec, in 1972, where its corporate headquarters remain today. It has grown to become a worldwide corporation, with nearly 3,000 stores under three retail banners: ALDO, Call It Spring/Spring and GLOBO. Stores in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland are owned by the Group, while international stores are franchised. The company once operated the now closed or rebranded banners. Little Burgundy, Simard & Voyer, Christian Shoes, Access, Pegabo, Transit, Stoneridge, Locale, Feetfirst and FIRST.

Audi Automotive manufacturing subsidiary of Volkswagen Group

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YearFilmRoleOther notes
2000 Mohabbatein Ishika Dhanrajgir IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female
2002 Saathiya Special appearance in song "Chori Pe Chori"
2002 Raajjiyam Pooja Karthikeyan Tamil film
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Special appearance in song "Sharara Sharara"
2003 Pilisthe Palukutha Shanti Telugu film
2004 Agnipankh Anjana
2005 Fareb Ria A. Singhania
2005 Zeher Sonia Mehra
2005 Bewafaa Pallavi Arora
2006 Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse Megha
2007 Cash Shanaya Rao
2007 Heyy Babyy Special appearance in song "Heyy Babyy"
2007 Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors Special Appearance
Naan Aval Adhu GeethaTamil film
Unreleased [19]
2017 Yo Ke Hua Bro Suman RaoWeb Series ( 6 Episodes)
2019The TenantMeeraMovie


2009 Bigg Boss 3 Contestant Colors TV Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 34
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 2nd Runner Up
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Finalist [5]

Awards and nominations

2001 Mohabbatein Filmfare Award Best Female Debut Nominated
Mohabbatein Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
Mohabbatein International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year (Female) Won
Mohabbatein Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
2006 Zeher Stardust Awards Star of the Year - FemaleNominated

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